Alternate ( verb , adjective )

(As a verb)

Alternate ( verb )

  1. To change back and forth between two things, or to do something regularly with breaks in between.
  2. To take turns with someone else in doing something.
  3. To switch or change regularly between different things or activities.

Origin:

The word 'alternate' comes from the latin word 'alternare' which means 'to alternate or change regularly.'.

Examples:

  1. The employees alternate working weekends so that everyone has a chance to have time off.
  2. The children alternated between playing games and doing art projects.
  3. The chef alternates between using different spices and seasonings in his dishes.
  4. The patient was instructed to alternate between hot and cold compresses for relief from pain.
  5. The two teams alternated possession of the ball throughout the game.

(As an adjective)

Alternate ( adjective )

  1. To change back and forth between two things, or to do something regularly with breaks in between.
  2. To take turns with someone else in doing something.
  3. To switch or change regularly between different things or activities.

Origin:

The word 'alternate' comes from the latin word 'alternare' which means 'to alternate or change regularly.'.

Examples:

  1. The employees alternate working weekends so that everyone has a chance to have time off.
  2. The children alternated between playing games and doing art projects.
  3. The chef alternates between using different spices and seasonings in his dishes.
  4. The patient was instructed to alternate between hot and cold compresses for relief from pain.
  5. The two teams alternated possession of the ball throughout the game.
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